Playscheme bookings Summer 2017

The Mendip School will be running a playscheme for our pupils over the summer period.

 

Secondary bookings available from Monday 7th – Frday 11th August.

Primary bookings available from Monday 14th – Friday 18th August.

 

For more information or to book your child’s place, please download and complete the bookings forms found below.

Playscheme booking form – Secondary

Playscheme booking form – Primary

TMS gets the Royal Seal of Approval!

On Thursday 6th June, HRH the Countess of Wessex and other esteemed guests visited the Mendip School.

HRH was greeted by our School Principal Emily Massey who then gave all guests a tour of the school, demonstrating all of the hard work and effort our children are putting into their learning.

The tour included children taking part in sensory play, food technology, art and music therapy.  All children were delighted to speak with their special guest and were very proud to show off their work to her.

Below are some photos of the day.

 

2CG go to Bristol Zoo.

As part of their Into The Woods project, members of class 2CG went to Bristol Zoo today to learn about all different kinds of creatures from around the world.

They learnt about many animals, some living and some extinct.  What animals can you see???

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duke of Edinburgh – A Review from the Pupils

On Thursday, 28th June, pupils from 4IC took part in their D of E practice expedition.  All pupils thoroughly enjoyed this experience as it proved to be a fantastic vocational activity for them.  Below are accounts written by the pupils.

 

Shona Stein.

On Thursday 28th June, some of class 4IC went on a D of E expedition. We walked from school to Green Archers Campsite. It was 8 and a half miles to get there.

On the first mile, Jack spotted a shortcut. The funniest part was when we met a problem. Uh-oh. There was a stream. Some people were brave enough to jump over it but I got a piggy back from Martin. I was so scared i’d fall in. Martin got wet feet! Eventually we arrived at the campsite. We helped each other put up tents.  The best bit was the BBQ. We cooked sausages and marshmallows. They were scrumptious! For tea we had ration packs and they were as delicious as the hotdogs.  At night time I hung around with the boys for a bit then got ready to snuggle up into my cosy bed.  The hardest part has to be when I had to walk through a field of Cows in order to get back to school. This was hard for me as I have a phobia of Cows but I done it! It felt amazing to be back at school. I felt so happy i’d completed the challenge! We finished of a last day at school eating our delicious Fish and Chips, well deserved.

 

Seth Roberts.

My favourite part was the scenery, yes it was bit cloudy but it was still great.

The hardest part for me were stinging nettles.

I learnt not to go on long works with headaches.

I wish I could have finished the walk. I was looking forward to spending the night in a tent, I love camping.

 

Joshua Gutteridge.

On Thursday at 10:30, we finally packed our bags and we started our walk.  Only seven pupils and three staff members went.  The pupils were Josh, Seth, Tom, Jack, Harry, Shona and Riley. The staff members were Martin, Serena and James.

We stopped at the church in Pilton to take a break and we were past halfway there, after our break was finished, we set off back to our objective and before we knew it we was there. The manager gave us a spot for us to camp and James gave us the stuff to make a tent.

 

 

TMS take over Longleat!

As part of the Rotary Club Kids Out day, pupils from lower school enjoyed a day out at Longleat Safari Park.  All pupils had a fantastic time and below are some of the photos they took.

Our New Minibus!

Staff and pupils at The Mendip School were overjoyed when the Variety Club delivered a new minibus.

Activities beyond the classroom are essential for any learning activity, and this minibus will support teachers when planning for their classes and enhance many learning experiences.

A massive thank you to the Variety Club and all of those involved.

4IC Duke of Edinburgh – Fishing

A big thank you to Martin, Charlie and Steve from Fishwish who have been working with our Duke of Edinburgh group for the last 6 weeks. The students have had a fantastic time and learnt many new skills along the way. We finished our sessions with an all day trip to Higher Farm Fisheries in Shepton Montague where we caught lots of fish in the sun and enjoyed a barbecue!!

 

 

The Mendip School is Officailly Open!

On Wednesday 17th May, The Mendip School was officially opened by Michael Eavis CBE.  Over 200 people attended the event which showcased the tremendous facilities on offer to pupils, as well as demonstrate the strong community links already forged with local business and sports enterprises such as Bath Rugby, Yeovil Town FC, JosKos and Divoky Riding School.

Staff and parents mingled alongside eachother and invited guests whilst pupils of the school helped to raise funds by manning craft stalls and providing guided tours.  The Friends of Mendip School were also in full support.

More information about the official opening can be found on the DKA website.  DKA are the architects responsible for the design and project management of the school building.

A massive thank you to everyone involved.  It was a super day!

 

Somerset Football League – Day 2

The second day of The Somerset Football League at Bucklers Mead School in Yeovil saw a depleted Mendip School team take to the field. In matches against Fairmead, Ralph Allen, Bucklers Mead and Elmwood the team won one, drew one and lost two. Great performances again against larger and more experienced schools – Well done Jack, Riley, Annabelle and Jack!!

Team Spirit support The Mendip School

You can support Team Spirit and help towards the development of the new swimming pool by making a donation here.

During four gruelling days from May 12-15 2017 ‘Team Spirit’ (left-right; Phil, Adrian, Matt, Christian, Andrew, Gary & Nigel) will be mountain biking the challenging 151 mile coast to coast route the hard way – off road – to raise funds towards a new £1.5M swimming pool for The Mendip School, Shepton Mallet and local community.

ABOUT THE C2C CHALLENGE:

A challenging off-road coast to coast (C2C) MTB ride over 4 days from 12-15 May 2017 based on a route from Whitehaven to Tynemouth but including miles of remote red and black grade trails and singletrack through the Lake District (incl Honister Pass), North Pennine Moorland and reaching a height of almost 800 metres above sea level! A real test of technical mountain biking skills and stamina.

ABOUT TEAM SPIRIT:

We’re a group of spirited Mountain Bikers that ride the best South West UK trails (generally at night). We range in age and ability but all share a common love of mud, sweat and gears! New members welcome!

 

Follow us on strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/team-spirit-mtb

You can support Team Spirit and help towards the development of the new swimming pool by making a donation here.